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Official: Europe’s biggest technological event canceled

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There is little doubt that the Covi-19 pandemic has had worse days, but it is also true that we are still not close to having the situation fully controlled and if, on the one hand, we see some events, such as the Mobile World Congress, which despite important dropouts keep the event scheduled for the end of June, the same does not happen with the main technological event taking place in Europe.

The German technology fair IFA 2021 has been canceled due to uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. On a press release, Messe Berlin and gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH, the event organizers, announced the main reasons for the cancellation: the rapid emergence of COVID-19 variants in Southeast Asia and “continuing uncertainties about vaccination programs across the world ”, as this event brings visitors and promoters from all over the world.

The uncertainty generated hesitation among companies to commit to participate in the Berlin fair, as we have seen happening at the next big event scheduled in Europe, the Mobile World Congress 2021, as well as the press and visitors who only at the last minute they could organize trips, due to changes in the rules that governments have made due to the pandemic.

Official Europes biggest technological event canceled

Another reason why IFA 2021 will not organize the event is that the exhibition area has been transformed into a vaccination center and an emergency hospital and should remain so until September. According to Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin, expectations that at the time of the event the situation would be more silent and controlled will not materialize, which led to “this difficult and disappointing decision”.

The IFA organizers are already preparing for IFA 2022, which should be a live event as before, which will take place between 2 and 6 September 2022.

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